Definition of hippocampus in English:

hippocampus

Line breaks: hippo|cam¦pus
Pronunciation: /ˌhɪpə(ʊ)ˈkampəs
 
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noun (plural hippocampi /-pi, -pʌɪ/)

Anatomy
The elongated ridges on the floor of each lateral ventricle of the brain, thought to be the centre of emotion, memory, and the autonomic nervous system.
More example sentences
  • We performed region of interest analysis in two focal brain areas: the hippocampus and the temporal lobes.
  • Added estrogen also upped the signaling capacity of nerve cells in the hippocampus, the brain's memory region.
  • In five hours, the neurosurgeons removed the remaining tumour, my right hippocampus, and right temporal lobe.

Origin

late 16th century: via Latin from Greek hippokampos, from hippos 'horse' + kampos 'sea monster'.

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